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that's the way it is. >> for decades walter cronkite was one of the most trusted voices in american news. a look at his amazing career and how the world is remembering him. the crew of the space shuttle "endeavour" is keeping really busy as two crew members are on a space walk outside the international space station. what they are working on. and president obama is keeping up the pressure on congress. what he's telling lawmakers about health care reform legislation, and what we probably won't have much republican support for it. hi. you're watching "hln." i'm natasha curry. the voice that formed a generation is now silent. journalist walter cronkite has died. the former cbs news anchor was
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92 years old and died at home in new york after a long illness. tributes from fellow journalists and friends are pouring in honoring the newsman routinely called the most trusted man in america. president obama is also reacting to the pass of walter cronkite. here are some of those tributes. >> in an era before blogs and e-mails, cell phones and cable, he was the news. >> it's hard to imagine a man for whom i had more admiration than cronkite. cronkite is just -- he was a superb reporter, an honorable m man, a fine friend, and i have nothing but -- but admiration. >> walter cronkite is survived by three children and four
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grandchildren. his wife betsy died in 2005. walter cronkite's 70-year plus career in journalism covered most of the 20th century and beyond. he achkerred the "cbs evening news" from 1962 to 1981. he was visibly shaken but a consummate professional bringing u.s. the news of president john f. kennedy's death and so excited he could barely speak at first moon landing. here are some of those moments. >> good evening from the cbs news control center in new york. this is walter cronkite reporting. >> the eagle has landed. >> whew. oh, boy. whew, boy. >> going to be busy for a minute. >> i'm speechless. >> from dallas, texas, the flash apparently official, president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time.
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2:00 eastern standard time some 38 minutes ago. >> old anchormen, you see, don't fade away. they just keep coming back for more. and that's the tway is, friday, i'll be away on assignment. dan rather will be sitting in for the next few years. >> cronkite came to regret leaving the anchor chair when he did. and a space walk is underway at the space station. two members are working to attach the final piece of japan's space station lab to the iss. it's the first of five planned space walks for the "endeavour" crew. nasa says the shuttle looks to be in good shape. a large amount of foam broke off "endeavour's" fuel tanks during liftoff damaging some of the shell's thermal tiles. president barack obama is urging congress not to wait an opportunity to pass meaningful health care reform's in his
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weekly address he said that this moment might not come again for generations and had sharp words for republicans opposing his health care proposal. >> the same folk whose controlled the white house and congress for the past eight years as we ran up record deficits will argue, believe it or not that health reform will lead to record deficits. that's simply not true. our proposals cut hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary spending and unwarranted giveaways to insurance companies in medicare and medicaid. they change incentives so providers will give patients the best care, not just the most expensive care, which will mean big savings overi'm, and we've urged congress to approve a professional for doctors and medical experts to oversee cost savings measures. >> republicans are also focusing on health care reform in their weekly radio address. arizona senator jon kyl said
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that the white house plan would be especially harmful to small businesses. >> their plan would increase spending by more than $2 trillion, when fully implemented and would, according to the non-partisan congressional budget office, add additional costs on to an already unsustainable system. they proposed to pay for this new washington-run health care system by dramatically raising taxes on small business owners. small businesses create jobs. approximately two-thirds of new jobs in the last decade. with a shaky economy and the need for new jobs, the last thing that the president and congress should do is impose new taxes on america's small businesses. new taxes on small business would cripple job creation, especially jobs for low wage earners. investigators are working on the hotel bombing attacks in jakarta and made a grisly discovery. the remains of another victim in the rubble. indonesian police don't know if it's a hotel guest, though, or a
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suicide bomber. police suspected notorious militant may be behind the attacks on the two american hotels in indonesia. the group led by fugitive noordin tap linked and reportedly has ties to al qaeda. police aren't sure he's involved but the evidence indicates he maybe. two suicide bombers hit jw marriott and ritz-carlton hotels yesterday killing more than nine people, more than 50 others wounded including six american. a u.s. f-15 jet crashed in afghanistan killing two crew members. the crash happened in eastern afghanistan early this morning. so far, the military hasn't said what led to the crash, but they say it was not caused by hostile fire, because a second fighter plane traveling with the f-15 didn't see any evidence of enemy fire. police are releasing more details about a motive in the killing of a florida couple, and
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it leads one rumor surrounding byrd and melanie billings is put to refrt and friends and family members say their final good-byes.
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tragedy at the tour de france today. french police said a spectator was hit and killed by a police motorcycle clearing the road for cyclists in the race. the accident happen's as the woman tried to cross a road during the race's 14th stage through western france. a french police official says the motorcycle officer could not avoid hitting the woman. he fell off his bike, was then hit and injured two other people. their injuries are not life threatening. police and relatives are trying to end some rumors about this florida couple, byrd and melanie billings who were killed at home on july 9th in a home invasion robbery. eight people arrest sewed far in 9 case. speculation the robbery wasn't the only motive. police say the suspect took a safe from the house. haven't said what they expected
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to find but the family says there was nothing of great value. as a result of the intense speculation regarding the motive of the crime, i have been authorized to tell you that the safe that was removed from the billings' home contained only children's prescription medication, important family documents and some jewelry of sentimental value. hopefully this will put to rest the intense speculation and rumors that are swirling about the billings' family. >> unhundreds of people showed up for the funeral in pensacola yesterday. byrd and melanie billings adopted 13 special needs kids over the years. a church pastor reed letter from one of their daughters at the funeral and she says she'll tell her son some day how much people cried at the injustice done to her parents. check out this bus.
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literally exploding into flames before your eyes here. the nine passengers and driver did get out safely, but the force of the blast was so strong it blew out the windows. the fire spread to some nearby brush and burned about ten acres. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused this. the bus had already pulled over on the shoulder of interstate 5 near los angeles when this fire started. the vatican says that pope benedict xvi is learning to cope with a new cast on his arm. the 82-year-old pontiff had surgery yesterday on his right wrist. he broke it during a fall in italy. the pope, who is right-handed, will keep the cast for a month. the hardest part, giving up writing by hand, something he planned to do during vacation. a hearing on the custody of michael jackson's kids has been pushed back a third time now. it is set now to happen august 3rd. a jackson family lawyer says jackson's mother, katherine, and his ex-wife debbie rowe have
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been working privately since jackson's death to try to resolve the custody issue over jackson's two oldest children. katherine jackson has been given temporary guardianship over the children. the michael jackson prescription drug investigation intensifies. reports surface that investigators are reportedly targeting jackson's lengthy list of phony names used to get his hands on prescription medicine. at least five doctors are under investigation in the probe. nancy grace has all the latest developments at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern on "hln." for most of us, computers are everywhere, but for students in rural africa, a computer seems like an impossible dream. for today's "impact your world" an electronic employee in the u.s. is trying to bring them online and also throw in a warranty. >> reporter: by day, they are part of what's known as the geek squad, installing and fixing
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electronics for his best buy retail store in washington, d.c., but this mild-mannered man from ghana has another identity. founder and head of entire village computers organization. gevco for short. >> helping these folks. >> reporter: since 2005, villages received 120 computers from gevco, and each device comes with a warranty of sorts. gevco maintains and fixes every donated computer for three years after delivery. geek squad member by day. philanthropist by night. hoping to make an even greater impact in the future.
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for cnn international and "impact your world." for more information about gevco and how you can help out go to cnn.com/impact and find out a wide variety of resources helping you impact your world.
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a health committee will investigate any laws were broken after claims the cia hid a counterterrorism program from congress. cia director leon panetta briefed members of congress last month saying he was told former vice president dick cheney ordered the cia to withhold information about the secret program, which was never fully operational. reports suggest the program involved missions to kill certain suspected terrorists. panetta said he cancelled the program. four more u.s. banks just went out of business. regulators shut down two banks in california plus one in georgia and one in south dakota yesterday. that makes 57 banks that have
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failed this year so far kpired to 25 last year. the fdic insures your deposit up to a quarter million dollars. costs a billion bringing the total to more than $13 billion. everybody wants to save more and spend less, and we've got just the guy to help you. join money expert clark howard at 4:00 p.m. eastern. showing you ways to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. "the clark howard show," right here on "hln" at 4:00 p.m. eastern. sitting at home. suddenly a giant wienermobile comes crashing right into your home. it did happen here in wisconsin. the driver of an oscar mayer wienermobile tried to turn around on a dead-end street but she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and went right into a house. luckily, the people who live there weren't home at the time. no one was hurt, but unfortunately, the homeowner was
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just dropped by her insurance. she hopes that oscar mayer's parent company, kraft foods, will cover the damage. all right. usually fees they leave behind fingerprints, and a huge old mess. one crook in north dakota left a note for his victim. an easy target, because he left the car unlocked. the thief made off with his driver's license and credit card. get this. also the thief left a note here telling him he amazing taste in music and advised limb to lock his car in the future. >> the note was placed neatly over the top of the cds so that i was able to, you know, notice it right away. using a piece of paper that was clipped right here. and a pen that sits in the console. now i'm locking. setting the alarm and everything else. >> not bad handwriting for a thief. he left his keys in the ignition as well. luckily the thief didn't take off with his car, too.
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the world's oldest man and oldest world war i vet survivor died. born in 1896 and active until his final days according to his care home. the 113-year-old was the last known survivor of the battle considered the greatest battle of world war i. dedication to the military and fallen troops, he never wavered, eve be in his later years often seen at memorial events, even though he was confined to a wheelchair. parents in prison, and life is a struggle. struggling to stay out of trouble themselves. as part of a look at what it's like to be black in america, cnn soledad o'brien found a woman making a special effort to help some of those children. >> thanks, sweetie. >> reporter: for these high school kids in houston, texas. >> okay. all phones off. >> reporter: marilyn gam brielle's class is a lifeline.
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>> if we crash okay. y'all just keep it real. how's that? >> reporter: this is, no more victims. a program for children whose parents are incarcerated. >> i'm only 15 years old, and if i was to tell you everything i've been through, it would make you cry. >> reporter: each of these children has seen their share of hardship, and here they can share their pain. and support each other. for these kids, no more victims 1 a family, and marilyn gambrel is mom. >> how does it feel having one or both parents in prison? how does that impact your life? >> well, it hurts, because like my dad, even my mom -- >> reporter: tynesha gardner is one of the newest members of the family rcht and she left to have another -- you know, school and stuff, and i had to do all of it by herself. so -- it hurts me and it hurts my mom.
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>> she came for two weeks. tried every class. i would say, sweetheart, want to talk? no. i'm okay. maybe in a little while. >> reporter: her father and stepfather are in jail. she's helping her mother raise sir hicks younger siblings opinion and like many of these kids, tynesha is holding a lot in. >> if you look at me you won't really tell you know, what i've been through and stuff. so, like the type of person i am, i'm a fun person and i just like to have fun, whatever. so you will seem i don't have problems. >> reporter: marilyn says talking and sharing leads to healing. >> don't miss "black in america 2" on our sister network, 8:00 p.m. eastern this coming wednesday and thursday on cnn. i'll clean the pool if you clean the windows.
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you're done? she pulled a fast one! ( laughs ) new windex outdoor all-in-one. a streak-free shine in half the time. s.c. johnson, a family company. that's the way it is. >> for decades walter cronkite was one of the most trusted voices in american news. a look at his amazing career and how the world is remembering him. the crew of the space shuttle "endeavour" is keeping really busy right as two crew members are on space walk outside the international space station. what they are working on. and president obama is keeping up the pressure on congress. what he's telling lawmakers about health care reform legislation and why he probably won't have much republican support for it. hi. you're watching "hln." i'm natasha curry. the voice that formed a generation is now silent. journalist walter cronkite has died. the former cbs news anchor was
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92 years old and died at home in new york after a long illness. tributes from fellow journalists and friends are pouring in honoring the newsman routinely called the most trusted man in america. president obama is also reacting to the passing of walter cronkite. here are some of those tributes. >> in an era before blogs and e-mails, cell phones and cable, he was the news. >> it's hard to imagine a man for whom i had more admiration than cronkite. cronkite is just -- he was a superb reporter, an honorable man, a fine friend, and i have nothing but -- but admiration. >> walter cronkite is survived by three children and four grandchildren.
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his wife betsy died in 2005. walter cronkite's 70-year plus career in journalism covered most of the 20th century and beyond. he anchored the "cbs evening news" from 1962 to 1981. he was visibly shaken but a consummate professional bringing us the news of president john f. kennedy's beth, and he was so excited he could barely speak at first moon landing. here are some of those moments. >> good evening from the cbs news control center in new york. this is walter cronkite reporting. >> the eagle has landed. >> whew. oh, boy. whew, boy. >> going to be busy for a minute. >> wally, say something. i'm speechless. >> from dallas, texas, the flash apparently official, president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. 2:00 eastern standard time some
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38 minutes ago. >> old anchormen, you see, don't fade away. they just keep coming back for more. and that's the way it is. friday, march 6, 1981. i'll be away on assignment. dan rather will be sitting in here for the next few years. good night. >> cronkite came to regret leaving the anchor chair when he did, he said. more on his legacy is lady. right now a space walk is underway at the space station. two members are working to attach the final piece of japan's space station lab to the iss. it's the first of five planned space walks for the "endeavour" crew. nasa says the shuttle looks to be in good shape. a large amount of foam broke off "endeavour's" fuel tanks during liftoff damaging some of the shell's thermal tiles. president barack obama is urging congress not to wait an waste an opportunity to pass meaningful health care reform. in his
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weekly address he said that this moment might not come again for generations and had sharp words for republicans opposing his health care proposal. >> the same folks who controlled the white house and congress for the past eight years as we ran up record deficits will argue, believe it or not, that health reform will lead to record deficits. that's simply not true. our proposals cut hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary spending and unwarranted giveaways to insurance companies in medicare and medicaid. they change incentives so providers will give patients the best care, not just the most expensive care, which will mean big savings over type. and we've urged congress to approve a professional for doctors and medical experts to oversee cost savings measures. >> republicans are also focusing on health care reform in their weekly radio address. arizona senator jon kyl said and urged to slow down, saying
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that the president is trying to make changes too quickly. >> the democrats and the president are simply brushing this plan through. why? because the more americans that know about it, the more they oppose it. something needs to be done right rather than done quickly. we know americans were the first to work together to ensure access to affordable, quality health care for all, but americans do not want a govern takeover of health dhar would jeopardize their current coverage, ration care and create mountains of new and higher taxes. cut costs improve access and preserve the kind of care millions of americans already have and like. >> investigators in indonesia are painstakingly sifting through rubble left behind
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looking for more clues and more possible victims. dan rivers is in jakarta with more on the latest discovery. >> reporter: the police investigation here in jakarta the at the scene of both hotel blast, the latest information police have given us is that the death toll has risen by one. they are concerned that there are six known hotel guests who died in the twin blasts. three australian, one new zealand, one singaporean and one local indonesian man. in addition to that police recovered two headless corpses which they believe are possibly the suicide bombers themselves, and they've also found one severed head, which doesn't match either of the two headless bodies. they don't know whether this indicates a possible third terrorist or whether this was in fact another guest. they're working on dna testing and dental records to try and match up and find out the identities of those three
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bodies, but certainly the number of injured now is confirmed as 53 including 6 people from the united states. one person from australia, two from holland two from canada, one from india, two from singapore, one from new zealand and one from norway. so a wide range of international people who were in these hotels. there was a big business meeting going on as regularly goes on on a friday morning, and you see the footage showing a man wheeling a suitcase akrot the lobby of the marriott heading towards that meeting room. we spoke to one security guard who challenged this man with the suitcase. he managed to persuade the guard to let him pass saying he to give something to his boss, and few seconds later, the bomb exploded with such devastating results. for cnn, dan rivers, jakarta.
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a u.s. f-15 jet crashed in afghanistan killing two crew members. the crash happened in eastern afghanistan early this morning. so far, the military hasn't said what led to the crash, but they say it was not caused by hostile fire, because a second fighter plane traveling with the f-15 didn't see any evidence of enemy fire. i'm reynolds wolf for "hln." a look at your forecast across the nation. two big stories to deal with. first and foremost, get through the ugly stuff first. chance of strong storms developing later today. portions of the four corner, pats of oklahoma, colorado maybe even into, well, texas and new mexico before the day is sout. all you'll see on the other frontal boundary, cold air filtering through parts of the nation. high temperatures today, not what you'd expect for summer. especially memphis. 86 degrees, the high. atlanta, and low humidity, 89 in tampa. 57 in chicago. 73 in minneapolis. out west, still definitely summer. 115 in phoenix.
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114 in vegas. 98 in salt lake city. and temperatures dropping to 62 degrees, head into atlanta. memphis same story. chicago and minneapolis into the 50s as we get into parts of say, monday morning. sunday night and monday morning. temperatures could reach record lows in parts of the midwest. a look at your forecast across the nation. i'm reynolds wolf for "hln." in 1896, utah became a state, john phillips composed "stars and stripes forever "and the first olympic games held in greece. henry was born and he died today. remembering the world war ii veteran.
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tragedy at the tour de france today. french police sead spectator was hit and killed by police motorcycle clearing the road for cyclists in the race. the accident happened as the woman tried to cross a road during the race's 14th stage through western france. a french police official says the motorcycle officer could not avoid hitting the woman. he fell off his bike which then hit and injured two other people. their injuries are not life threatening. somali pirates released the cargo ship they'd been holding captive several months. the german ship and its 11 crew members are said to be safe. not clear, though, whether a ransom was paid. pirates high jashged the ship in the waters off somalia may 5th. the area's been a hotbed of pirate activity despite increased military presence. the vatican says pope benedict xvi is learns to cope with a new cast on his arm. he surgery on his right wrist. he broke it during a fall at in
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italy. he is right-handed and keep the cast for a month. the toughest part for benedict is giving up writing by hand. something he planned to do during his vacation. a hearing on the custody of michael jackson's kids has been pushed back a third time now. it is set now to happen august 3rd. a jackson family lawyer says jackson's mother katherine and his ex-wife debbie rowe have been working privately since jackson's death to try to resolve the custody issue over jackson's two oldest children. katherine jackson has been given temporary guardianship over the children. and the michael jackson drug investigation intensifies. reports surface that investigators are reportedly targeting jackson's lengthen list of phony names used to get his hands on prescription meds. at least five doctors are under examination. nancy brace is on 8:00 and 10:00
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p.m. eastern on "hln." a biz cading a buzz in this week's "how we got started." anthony is known any other the bee man. >> i have around 200 hives. >> reporter: his fascination began from third grade. >> he wanted to get some bees. i told him, no. we really put that off, and he was just so persistent. >> i kept on asking. >> reporter: his parents finally gave in. >> got a couple hives and bees, learned as we went. killed some bees and rebought them and got it going again. >> reporter: going so well they had more honey than they could use. anthony suggested selling it and his hobby evolved into a family business. today anthony's beehive products include honey straw, lip balm, lotion, jerky and barbecue sauce. >> one type of product or another and in over 350 stores.
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>> reporter: the company is also about securing a future for anthony, born with developal disabilities ichblts want him to be able to live a dignified, respectable life. i would not put him in an institution. i don't want a group home for him, and i believe this business is going to allow him to live independently.
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over for judge sonia sotomayor finished with testimony before the senate judiciary committee. as deputy political director, paul steinhauser tell us the committee will soon vote on her nomination to the supreme court. >> judge sotomayor is out of the hocking. they need to meet and could go early on the confirmation but republicans could push it back to july 28th. regardless, democrats have the votes in the committee.
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so after passage, most likely in the committee, moving through the full senate and republicans saying they won't filibuster for block of the whole senate. a vote on sonia sotomayor's confirmation before the break for the summer recess. that is something, barack obama, the president had asked. as for moum will vote for sonia sotomayor? three republican senators have come out and said, yes, they will vote yes. should be interesting. four years ago, john roberts confirmed as the chief justice receiving 78 votes including a lot of democrats who crossed over and voted for hima couple months later, samuel alito, associate justice, received 58 votes in favor and much more of a party line vote. we'll keep a crosseye on how many. for washington, for "hln." four more u.s. ganks just went out of business. regulators shut down two in
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california plus one in georgia and one in south dakota yesterday. that makes 57 banks that have failed this year so far compared to 25 last year. the fdic insures your deposit up to a quarter million dollars. those four bank fairs cost the organization more than a billion, bringing the total to more than $13 billion. hope for cash-strapped californians. lawmakers are close to solving the $26 million budget deficit. the president pro tell me sam s keel do happen tomorrow night. one of the major issues debated, how to repay billions of dollars to the state's schools. everybody wants to save more and spend less. we have just the guy to help pup join "hln" money expert clark howard at 4:00 p.m. eastern.
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showing you ways to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. "the clark howard show," 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on "hln." imagine this. sitting at home and at home and giant weaner mobile comes into your home. she hit the gas instead of the break and went right into a house. luckily the people who lived there weren't home at the time. no one was hurt, but unfortunately, the homeowner was just dropped by her insurance. she hopes kraft foods will cover the damage. usually thieves leave behind fingerprints, but one crook left behind a note. his car was an easy target. he left it unlocked. they made off with his driver's
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license and credit card. he left a note saying he has amazing taste in music and told him to lock the car in the future. >> it was placed over the cds so i was able to notice it right away. using the paper clipped here and the pen in the council. now, i'm locking and setting the alarm. >> not bad handwriting for a thief. he left the keys in the ignition as well. luckily the thief didn't take off with his car, too. the oldest british world war i vet died. he was born in 1896. the 113-year-old was the last known survivor of the battle of jetlands, the greatest battle of world war i. the military and fallen troopsner waivered.
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he was often seen atmoreial events even though he was confined to a wheelchair. americans heard the historic moments from walter cronkite. we're looking back on the journalist who told us the way it was for decades. naing onon ud r.
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you're done? she pulled a fast one! ( laughs ) new windex outdoor all-in-one. a streak-free shine in half the time. s.c. johnson, a family company. that's the way it is. >> for decades walter cronkite was one of the most trusted voices in the news. his amazing career and how the world is remembering him. the crew of the space shuttle "endeavour" is busy. what they are working on. president obama is keeping up the pressure on congress. what he's telling lawmakers about health care reform legislation and why he won't have much republican support for it. >> hi, you're watching hln, i'm th natasha curry. the voice that formed a generation is silent.
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walter cronkite died. he was 92 years old and died at home after a long illness. he was call ed the most trusted man in america. president obama is reacting to the passing of walter cronkite. here are some of the tributes. an era before blogs and e-mails, cell phones and cable, he was the news. >> it's hard to imagine a man whom i had more admiration than cronkite. cronkite is just, he was a superb reporter, an honorable man, a fine friend and i have nothing but admiration. >> walter cronkite is survived
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by three children and four grand churn. his wife betsy died in 2005. he covered most of the 20th century and beyond. he anchored the cbs news from 1962 to 1981. he was a professional bringing us the news of john f. kennedy's death. he was so excited he could barely speak at the first moon landing. here are some of those moments. good evening from cbs news center in new york, this is walter cronkite. >> we have landed. thanks a lot. >> oh, boy. boy. >> we're going to be busy for a minute. >> i want to say something. i'm speechless. from dallas, texas, the flash official. president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time, 2:00
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eastern standard time, some 38 minutes ago. old anchor men don't fadeaway, they keep coming back for more. that's the way it is, friday, march 6, 1981. i'll be away on assignment and dan rather will be sitting in for years. >> he came to regret leaving the anchor chair when he did. more on his legacy ahead. now, a space walk is underway. two men are shuttle "endeavour" are putting pieces together. it's the first of five planned space walks for the crew. nasa says the shuttle looks to be in good shape. a large amount of foam broke up during lift off damaging the thermal tile. president barack obama is urging congress not to waste an opportunity to pass meaningful
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health care reform. he said this moment might not come again for generations. he had sharp words for republicans opposing his health care proposal. >> the same folks who controlled the white house and congress for the last eight years as we ran up record deficits will argue, believe it or not that health care reform will lead to record deficits. it's not true. it cuts hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary spending and unwarranted give aways in medicare and medicaid. they change incentives to give patients the best care, not just the most expensive. it means big savings over time. we urge congress to include a proposal for doctors and medical experts to oversee cost saving measures. republicans are also focusing on health care reform in their weekly radio address. john kyle said the white house
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plan would be harmful to small businesses. >> their plan would increase spending by more than $2 trillion when fully implemented. it would, add additional costs on to an all right unsustainable system. they want to pay for it by raising taxes on small business owners. small businesses create jobs, approximately two-thirds of new jobs in the last decade. with a shaky economy and the need for new jobs, the last thing the president and the congress should do is impose new taxes on america's small businesses. new taxes on small business would cripple job creation, especially jobs for low wage earnings. investigators are working on the hotel bombing in jakarta. the remains of another victim in the rubble.
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they don't know if it's a hotel guest or suicide bomber. they believe a militant may be behind it. a group led by noordin top. police are not sure he is involved, but there's evidence he may be. two suicide bombers hit the marriott and ritz carlton killing nine people. 50 others were wounded including six americans. secretary of state hillary clinton says the bombings are a reminder of the terrorist attack. it is the first stop in her week long visit to india in tieland. she's scheduled to speak with officials tomorrow and monday about a wide range of issues. a u.s. f-15 jet crashed in afghanistan killing two crew members.
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the u.s. military says the crash happened in eastern afghanistan early this morning. so far, the military hasn't said what led to the crash. they say it was not caused by hostile fire. a second plane didn't see evidence of enemy fire. police are releasing more details about a motive and killing of a florida couple. at least one rumor surrounding byrd and melanie is put to rest as family members say their good-byes.
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tragedy at the tour de france. a spectator was hit and cleared
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by a police motorcycle that was clearing the road. it happened as a woman tried to cross the road during the 14th stage through western france. a police official say said the motorcycle officer could not avoid hitting her. he fell off his bike and hit and injured two other people. their injuries are not life threatening. byrd and melanie were killed at home. eight people have been arrested in this case. there's been speculation the robbery wasn't the only motive. police say the suspects took a safe from the house. they haven't said what they expected to find, but there was nothing of great value. >> as a result of the intense speculation regarding the motive of the crime, i have been authorized to tell you that the safe that was remove frd the billings home contained only
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children's prescription medication, important family documents and some jewelry of sentimental value. hopefully this will put to rest the intent, speculation and rumors that are swirling about the billings family. >> hundreds of people showed up for the couple's funeral in pensacola yesterday. they adopted 13 special needs kids over the years. a church pastor read a letter from one of their daughters at the funeral. she will tell her son some day how much people cried at the injustice done to her parents. check out this bus literally exploding in flames. the nine passengers and driver got out safely. it blew out the windows. it spread to nearby brush and
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ten acres. it pulled over near los angeles when the fire started. the vatican says pope benedict xvi is learning to cope with a cast on his arm. he broke his wrist during a fall at his chalet. the vatican says the toughest part is giving up writing by hand, which is something he planned to do during his vacation. a hearing on the custody of michael jackson's kids has been pushed back a third time now. it's set to happen august 3. jackson's mother, katherine and debbie rowe are working it out. jackson has been given temporary guardianship over the children. reports surfaced that
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investigators are reportedly targeting his lengthy list of phony names. nan say grace has the latest developments at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern. in 1896, utah became a state. stars and stripes was composed. henrialingham was born. he died today. how the world is remembering the veteran.
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a house committee will investigate whether laws were broken after claims it cia hid a terrorist program from congress. leon panetta said he was told vice president dick cheney ordered the cia to with hold information. it was never fully operational. some say there were missions to kill certain terrorists. panetta cancelled the program. four u.s. banks wept out of business. two in california, one in georgia and one in south dakota yesterday thachlt makes 57 banks that failed this year, so far compared to 25 last year. your deposits are insured up to $250,000.
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it cost more than $1 billion bringing the total, this year to more than $13 billion. oh, there could be hope in sight for cash-strapped california. they are close to solving the $26 billion budget deficit. a deal could happen as early as sunday night. last night, legislatures spent three hours behind closed doors with governor arnold schwarzenegger. how to repay billions of dollars to the state schools. in this tough economy car deals are taking off. some people are put off by the car buying process. clark howard steers you to a sight that guarantees you a deal without the hassle. okay, i have a new ultra easy way for you to buy a new car. buying a new car is something that so many people dread they find the experience at a
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cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> don't miss it here at 4:00 on hln. you're sitting at home and a giant weinermobile comes crashing in your home. it happened in wisconsin. the driver of an oscar meyer weinermobile tried to turn around and accidentally hit the gas instead of the break and went right into a house. luckily the people who lived there weren't home at the time. no one was hurt. unfortunately, the homeowner was just dropped by her insurance. she hopes kraft foods will cover the damage. usually thieves leave behind fingerprints and a mess. one crook left a note for his victims. his car was an easy target because he left it unlocked. the thief made off with his driver's license and credit card. the thief left a note telling him he has amazing taste in music and advised him to lock
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his car in the future. >> the note was placed neatly over the top of the cds so i was able to, you know, notice it rilgt away. using the paper clipped here and a pen that sits in the council. now, i'm locking and setting the alarm. >> not bad handwriting for a thief. he left the keys in the ignition as well. luckily, the thief didn't take off with the car, too. the oldest man and surviving world war i vet died. he was born in 1896 and was active until hi dying day. he was the last known survivor of jetland. his dedication to the military and fallen troops never waivered, even in his later years. he was seen atmoreial events even though he was confined to a wheelchair.
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that's the way it is. >> for decades walter cronkite was one of the most trusted voices in the news. a look at his amazing career and how the world remembers him. two crew members are on a space walk outside the international space station. what they are working on. president barack obama is keeping up the pressure on congress. what he's telling lawmakers about health care reform and why he won't have much republican support for it. >> you're watching hln, i'm natasha curry. the voice that formed generations is now silent.
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walter cronkite died. he was 92 years old and died at home after a long illness. tributes are pouring in honoring the newsman routinely called the most trusted man in america. president obama is reacting to the passing of walter cronkite. here are some of the tributes. >> in an era before blogs and e-mails, cell phones and cable, he was the news. >> it's hard to imagine a man whom i had more admiration than cronkite. cronkite is just, he was a superb reporter, an honor able man, a fine friend and i have nothing but admiration. >> walter cronkite is survived
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by three children and four grandchildren. his wife died in 2005. walter cronkite's 70 plus year career covered most of the 20th century. he anchored cbs news from 1962 to 1981. he was visibly shaken but a consummate professional. he was so excited he could barely speak at the first moon landing. here are some of the moments. >> good evening from cbs news control center in new york, this is walter cronkite reporting. >> we have landed. thanks a lot. >> oh, boy. >> i do. >> boy. >> okay, we're going to be busy for a moment. >> i want to say something. i'm speechless. from dallas, texas, the flsh official, president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. 2:00 eastern standard time.
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some 38 minutes ago. old anchormen, you know, don't fadeaway, they keep coming back for more. that's the way it is, friday, march 6, 1981. i'll be away on assignment and dan rather will be sitting in for years. >> recame to regret leaving the anchor chair when he did. a space walk is underway at the international space station. they are putting the final piece on the lab. it's the first of five planned space walks for the crew. nasa says the shuttle looks to be in good shape. a large amount of foam broke off during lift off damaging the shuttle's thermal tiles. president barack obama is urging congress not to waist an opportunity to pass meaningful
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health care reform. he said this moment might not come again for generations. he had sharp words for republicans opposing the health care proposal. the same folks who control the white house and congress for the past eight years as we ran up record deficits, will argue, believe it or not, that health reform will lead to record deficits. it's simply not true. our proposals cut hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary spending. they schang incentives so providers give patients the best care, not just the most expensive care. it means big savings over time. we urged congress to include a proposal for doctors and medical experts to oversee cost saving measures. republicans are focusing on health care reform in their weekly radio address.
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john kyl urged a slowdown saying the president is trying to make changes too quickly. >> they insist we must rush this plan through. why? the more americans know about it, the more they oppose it. it needs to be done right rather than quickly. we know americans would prefer us to work together to ensure access to an affordable health care for all. americans do not want a government take over of health care that would ration care and create mountains of new debt in higher taxes. we urge democrats to support a plan that leads to real reform and ideas republicans put forward that cut costs, improve access and preserve the care millions of americans have and like. investigators are working on the hotel bombing attacks in ja car da.
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they made a grizzly discovery. they found the remains of another person. police expect a notorious militant may be linked to it. noordin has ties to al qaeda. police say they are not sure he is involved, but the evidence indicates he may be. two suicide bombers killed at least nine people. more than 50 others were wounded, including six americans. a u.s. f-15 jet crashed in afghanistan killing two crew members. it happened in eastern hafg early this morning. so far, the military hasn't said what led to the crash but it was not hostile fire. another plane traveling with them didn't see evidence of enemy fire.
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this is a look at your forecast across the nation. we have two stories to deal with. let's get rid of the ugly stuff first. the four corners in parts of oklahoma, colorado, maybe into texas and new mexico before the day is out. a lot of cold air that's filtering across the nation. high temperatures not what you would expect especially in memphis. low humidity. 89 in tampa. 73 in minneapolis. out west, it's still definitely summer. 115 in phoenix. 98 degrees in salt lake city. 83 in los angeles. check out the low temperatures dropping to 62 degrees as we get into atlanta. chicago and minneapolis into the 50s. as we get into parts of monday morning, sunday night, monday at your forecast
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across the nation. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. a tough economy seemed to stop everything. one person said it's time to go her own way. she looks at her unusual effort at money and main street. >> in the eight years she retired from the air force, she's had three different jobs. she quit one and was laid off twice. after the last lay off in february, she started rethinking her options. i was thinking i'm tired of going through this. what would i enjoy. coe di inspired her to set her sights on opening a dog grooming business. money was tight. she swallowed her pride and opened a fruit stand. >> it's not doing anything like what i had hoped it would do, but it's more money than i had last week.
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>> it's bringing in a few hundred dollars a week. compared to that, dog grooming looks like a gold mine. >> people spent $42 billion last year on their pets alone. it's there. how do i get in? i want in. you know? >> she attended seminars and googled business plan start ups and did her own. >> she has a specific idea in her head and about what this is going to look like and what the consumer is going to walk away with. >> they helped her reduce her start up costs from $147,000 to $35,000. they showed her how to save money on labor and equipment. they suggested she look for free advice online instead of hiring an attorney and cpa. they are helping her negotiate a better lease. >> you have things like pet
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sitting, dog taxi, retail, a bakery, all those things add revenues on the basic wash your dog. >> for the time being, dog washing is all she offers, but hopes to be providing the pampered pooches a full range of services by the end of next month.
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anytime the name michael jackson is mentioned, it's followed by the word money. it's been that way for decades and it's no different today. la toya made claims but only after they paid her a hefty sum. there's the new record label of his. debbie rowe has yet to make a final decision on custody. a backdoor deal worth millions are false. the king of pop spent much of his life spending wildly and squeezed for money. even in debt, it seems he can't escape that pattern. so sad. find out what else she has on her mind, watch "issues" at 7:00 eastern time here on hln. tragedy at the tour de france today. a spectator was hit and killed
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by a police motorcycle that was clearing the road for cyclists. the accident happened as a woman was trying to cross the road. a french police official says the motorcycle officer could not avoid hitting the woman. he fell off his bike and hit two other people. their injuries are not life threatening. check out this bus exploding into flames. the nine passengers and driver got out safely. the force of the blast was so long it blew out the windows. it spread to nearby brush and burned ten acres. the bus pulled over on interstate 5 near los angeles when the fire started. the vatican says hope benedict xvi is learning to cope with a new cast on his arm. he had surgery on his right wrist. he broke it during a fall at his
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chalet in italy. the vatican says the toughest part is giving up writing by hand, which is something he planned to do during his vacation. 44 years after a record setting concert at the new york mets old home, shay stadium, sir paul mccartney holding the first concert at the mets field. he played many old beatles songs and reminded them which songs they played in 1965. he included solo tunes. he told the crowd the first time the beatles played shay, they couldn't hear a thing. partly because so many girls were screaming. in 1896, utah became a state. "stars and stripes forever" was composed. it's the year henry was born.
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he died today. how the world is remembering the world war i veteran.
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s the tough part is over for judge sonia sotomayer. as deputy political director, paul steinhauser tells us the committee will vote on her nomination to the supreme court. >> reporter: sonia sotomayer is out of the hot seat. they meet tuesday and could vote as early as that day on her confirmation. republicans could push it back to july 28. regardless, the democrats have the votes in the committee. there are 12 democrats and seven republicans in the committee. after passage in the committee,
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it moves to the full senate. republicans say they won't filibuster or block a vote in the senate. expect a vote before the senate breaks in early august for summer recess. that's something the president asked for. how many republicans will vote for her? three republican senators said they will vote yes in favor of her confirmation. four years ago, john roberts was confirmed as chief justice. he received 78 votes. a couple months later when samuel alito received 50 votes in favor. it was a party line vote. we'll keep a close eye on how many republicans move over for sonia sotomayer. four u.s. banks shut down. two in california, one in
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georgia and one in south dakota. that makes 57 bank that is failed so far this year. your deposits are insured up to $250,000. it more than a billion dollars, bringing the total for this year to more than $13 billion. there could be hope in sight for cash-strapped california. state lawmakers say they are close to solving the $26 billion budget deficit. california's president pro tem says a deal could happen as early as sunday night. last night legislators spent three hours behind closed doors with governor arnold schwarzenegger. now, one of the major issues being debated, how to repay billions of dollars to the state schools. you can call it starbucks under cover. the company is opening a new store in seattle without any starbucks logos on it. part of a new concept of community-based stores. they're going to be named after their neighborhoods and will serve beer and wine and host live music and poetry readings.
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not everyone's fooled. >> your new local neighborhood coffee shop. >> which is not really true. it's still a starbucks. >> starbucks says the idea, if it does take off, the stores could turn up all over the country. everybody wants to save more and spend less. we've got just the guy to help you. join hln money expert clark hourpd at 4:00 p.m. eastern. he'll show you ways to save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. "the clark howard show" 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. the world's oldest man and british world war i vet has died. henry was active until his final days according to his care home. the 113-year-old was the last known survivor of the greatest battle of world war i. allingham's dedication to the military and fallen troops never wavered. even in his later years he was soften seen at memorial events
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though he was confined to a wheelchair. just ahead americans heard many of the historic moments of the 20th century from news anchor walter cronkite. we're looking back on the life of a journalist who told us the way it was for decades.
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good evening from the cbs news control center in new york. this is walter cronkite reporting. >> for decades walter cronkite was one of the most trusted voices in american news. a look at his amazing career and how some of our viewers are remembering him. the crew of the space shuttle "endeavour" keeping really busy. right now two crew members are on a spacewalk outside the international space station. what they're working on now. and president obama is keeping up the pressure on congress. what he's telling lawmakers about health care reform legislation. and why he probably won't have much republican support for it. hi. you're watching hln. the voice that informed a
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generation is now silent. journalist walter cronkite has died. the former cbs news anchor was the 2 years old and died at home in new york after a long illness. tributes from fellow journalists and friends are pouring in honoring the newsman routinely called the most trusted man in america. president obama is also reacting to the passing of walter cronkite. here are some of those tributes. >> an era before blogs and e-mail, cell phones and cable, he was the news. >> it's hard to imagine a man for whom i had more admiration than cronkite. cronkite is just -- he was a superb reporter, an honorable man, a fine friend, and i have nothing but admiration.
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>> walter cronkite is survived by three children and four grandchildren. his wife betsy died in 2005. walter cronkite's career in journalism covered most of the 20th century and beyond. he anchored the cbs evening news from 1962 to 1981. he was visibly shaken but a consummate professional, bringing us the news of president john f. kennedy's death, and he was so excited he could barely speak at the first moon landing. here are some of those moments. >> good evening from the cbs news control center in new york. this is walter cronkite reporting. >> the eagle has landed. [ laughter ] >> oh, boy. >> thank you. >> whew. boy. ronald, say something. i'm speechless. >> from dallas, texas, the flash apparently official, president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m.
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central standard time, 2:00 eastern standard time, some 38 minutes ago. old anchormen, you see, don't fade away. they just keep coming back for more. and that's the way it is, friday, march 6th, 1981. i'll be away on assignment and dan rather will be sitting in here for the next few years. good night. >> cronkite later said he came to regret leaving the anchor chair when he did. more of his legacy is ahead. we'll return to our coverage of walter cronkite's death later on this half hour. we're going to hear your views of the loves the beloved journalist and examine the wealth of material available to explore on cnn.com. right now a spacewalk is under way at the international space station. two members of shuttle "endeavour" are working to attach the final piece of japan's space station lab to the iss. now, it's the first of five
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planned spacewalks for the "endeavour" crew. nasa says the shuttle looks to be in good shape. a large amount of foam broke off "endeavour's" fuel tank during liftoff damaging some of the thermal tile. president barack obama is urging congress not to waste an opportunity to pass meaningful health care reform. in his weekly address he said that this moment might not come again for generation is and also had sharp words for republicans who are opposing his health care proposal. >> the same folks who controlled the white house and congress for the past eight years as we ran up record deficits will argue, believe it or not, that health reform will lead to record deficits. that's simply not true. our proposals cut hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary spending and unwarranted give aways to insurance companies in medicare and medicaid. they change incentives so providers will give patients the best care, not just the most expensive care, which will mean big savings over time.
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and we urge congress to include a proposal for a standing commission of doctors and medical experts to oversee cost savings measures. >> republicans are also focusing on health care reform in their weekly radio address. arizona senator jon kyl said that the white house plan would be especially harmful to small businesses. >> their plan would increase spending by more than $2 trillion when fully implemented and would according to the nonpartisan congressional budget office add additional costs onto an already unsustainable system. they propose to pay for this new washington-run health care system by dramatically raising taxes on small business owners. small businesses create jobs, approximately two-thirds of new jobs in the last decade. with a shaky economy and the need for new jobs, the last thing the president and the congress should do is impose new taxes on america's small
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businesses. new taxes on small business would cripple job creation especially jobs for low wage earners. >> there's no doubt that major hurdles do lie ahead for the president's health care initiative. our sister network cnn explains the battle is about to get very personal. >> reporter: before washington takes another step on health care reform, this woman wants the politicians to hear her story. >> if we don't change this now my story is going to be their story. >> reporter: her 17-year-old cancer-stricken daughter natalie made national headlines when the family's health insurance company denied coverage for a liver transplant in late 2007. the family raised a ruckus and the company reversed its decision. the moment, caught on camera. but it was too late. that same evening natalie died. >> now she's in heaven. >> reporter: she was brought to
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washington by democratic activists pushing for a reform bill that would give americans the option of joining a government-run plan to compete with private insurers. the option, they say, will keep the industry honest. >> this is my message to everyone. insurance companies cannot decide who's going to live and who's going to die. >> reporter: but she will have to win over an army of skeptics, from republicans who are nervous about the price tag -- >> they're spending too much. they're taxing too much to get us there, and they're writing legislation that is totally partisan that isn't going to work. >> reporter: to special interest groups. beverage companies are running an ad opposing one congressional proposal that would pay for reform in part with a soft drink tax. >> this is no time for congress to be adding taxes on the simple pleasures we all enjoy like juice drinks and soda. >> reporter: the president is ready to play hard ball. >> those who would oppose our efforts should take a hard look at just what it is they're defending. >> reporter: the democratic party has a new ad out aimed at
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its own senators who are wavering on reform. >> it's time. >> it's time for health care reform. >> reporter: she vows, no surrender. >> i know i'm going to face congress and meet the president eye to eye and i'm going to tell him. he's got the responsibility to become the president and we're proud of it. but guess what? we need something in return. >> reporter: the president says he wants both the house and senate to wrap up their work on health care reform before lawmakers take their long august break. the halls of congress may get crowded as supporters of reform plan to flood those hallways with more people like hilda. jim acosta, cnn, washington. police are releasing more details about a motive in the killing of a florida couple and at least one rumor surrounding byrd and melanie billings is put to rest.
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investigators are working on the hotel bombing attacks in jakarta. they made a grisly discovery, the remains of another victim in the rubble. indonesian police don't know if it's a hotel guest or a suicide bomber. police suspect a notorious militant may be behind the attacks on the two american hotels in indonesia. the group led by malaysian fugitive noordin top has been linked to previous attacks in jakarta and bali and reportedly has ties to al qaeda. the evidence does indicate that he may be involved. two suicide bombers hit j.w. marriott and ritz-carlton hotels yesterday killing at least nine people. more than 50 others were wounded including six americans. secretary of state hillary clinton says the hotel bombings in indonesia are a reminder of the reality of the terrorist threat. clinton spoke about the explosions during a visit to mumbai today. it is the first stop in her week-long visit to india and
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tieland. she's scheduled to speak with indian government officials tomorrow and on monday about a wide range of issues. a you u.s. f-15 jet has crashed in afghanistan killing two crew members. the u.s. military says the crash happened in eastern afghanistan early this morning. so far the military hasn't said what led to the crash but they say it was not caused by hostile fire because a second fighter plane traveling with the f-15 didn't see any evidence of enemy fire. somali pirates released a cargo ship they've been holding captive for several months. the german ship victoria and the 11 crew members are said to be safe. it's not clear whether a ransom was paid. the pirates hijacked the ship in the waters off somalia may 5th. the area has been a hot bed of pirate activity despite increased military presence. check out this bus exploding into flames. the nine passengers and driver did get out safely but the force of the blast was so strong it
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blew out the windows. the fire spread to some nearby brush and burned about ten acres. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused this. the bus had already pulled over on the shoulder of interstate 5 near los angeles when the fire started. police and relatives are trying to end some rumors about this florida couple, byrd and melanie billings, who were killed at home on july 9th in a home invasion robbery. eight people have been arrested so far in the case. there's been speculation that the robbery wasn't the only motive. police say the suspects took a safe from the house. they haven't said what the suspects expected to find but the family says there was nothing of great value. >> as a result of the intense speculation regarding the motive of the crime i have been authorized to tell you that the safe that was removed from the billings home contained only children's prescription medications, important family
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documents, and some jewelry of sentimental value. hopefully, this will put to rest the intense speculation and rumors that are swirling about the billings family. >> hundreds of people showed up for the couple's funeral in pensacola yesterday. byrd and melanie billings adopted 13 special needs kids over the years. a church pastor read a letter from one of their daughters at the funeral and she said she'll tell her son some day how much people cried at the injustice done to her parents. a hearing on the custody of michael jackson's kids has been pushed back a third time now. it is set now to happen august 3rd. a jackson family lawyer says jackson's mother, katherine, and his ex-wife debbie rowe, have been working privately since jackson's death to try to resolve the custody issue over jackson's two oldest children. katherine jackson has been given temporary guardianship over the
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children. the michael jackson prescription drug investigation intensifies. reports surfaced that investigators are reportedly targeting jackson's lengthy list of phony names used to get his hands on prescription meds. at least five doctors are under investigation in the jackson probe. nancy grace has all the latest developments at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern on hln. we are going to honor a giant of the news business today. we want to hear your memories of the man who told us the way it was for decades.
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we are hearing a lot from you who are mourning the loss of beloved news anchor walter cronkite. many of the public figures speaking today about his death are themselves old school journalists. you're letting us know uncle walter was very relevant to many young americans as well. i-reporter, kyle, attended the walter cronkite school of journalism at arizona state university. >> obviously we have i-report but he was very involved and wanted to be part of the next generation and the next wave of broadcasting into the new media. so it was definitely something he was trying to take what he knew and pass it on to students now that hopefully one day will be like him. >> and now let's hear from this i-reporter who does his own let's just say unusual newscasts on the internet under the name
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of naked boy news. >> he is an amazing journalist. he was one of those people that was not only a gentleman but had the utmost integrity, ethics, morals, conviction, and drive to get the story 100% right all of the time. from covering the king assassination to the vietnam war to the jfk assassination. walter cronkite is a true american journalist. >> now we'd like to share some e-mail we've been receiving. john says walter cronkite has now gone to the moon and beyond. rest in peace, walter. thank you for bringing us the world and beyond. another viewer writes, over the years i learned more with mr. cronkite about politics and international issues than i would have with any other broadcaster. in my opinion, he was a giant among men. and we get from mario, the likes of walter cronkite will never be
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seen again. in this now opinionated 21st century, 24/7 daily tabloid news cycle. paul agrees. writing, mr. cronkite was the last to not be selling news as a popular product or vehicle for network profit. our sense of loss is not for the loss of man but for the loss of journalistic integrity, which we all so deserve and long for. you can share your memories of walter cronkite by e-mailing us. head to cnn.com/hln and click under your views. as you know, cronkite was a huge proponent of the apollo moon mission and we would like to know your views on the future of lunar exploration. should the nation be spending time and resources to get back to the moon now? once again, click on your views at cnn.com/hln. four more u.s. banks just went out of business. regulators shut down two banks in california plus one in georgia and one in south dakota
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yesterday. that makes 57 banks that have failed this year so far compared to 25 last year. the fdic insures your deposits up to $250,000. those four bank failures cost the corporation more than $1 billion, bringing the total for this year to more than $13 billion. there could be some hope in sight for cash-strapped california. state lawmakers say they are close to solving the $26 billion budget deficit. california's president pro tem says that a deal could happen as early as sunday night. last night legislators spent three hours behind closed doors with governor arnold schwarzenegger. now, one of the major issues being debated, how to repay billions of dollars to the state's schools. a lot of us are feeling stressed out about the economy but you might find a little hope along the side of the road here, billboards like this one popping up around the country since may. they were paid for by an anonymous donor.
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the hope is the power of positive thinking will help get the u.s. back on the right path. all right. usually thieves leave behind fingerprints and a huge mess but one crook in north dakota left a note for his victim. the victim's car was an easy target because he left it unlocked. the thief made off with the driver's license and credit cards, but get this, also the thief left a note here telling the victim that he had amazing taste in music and advised him to lock his car in the future. >> the note was placed neatly over the top of the cds so i was able to notice it right away, using a piece of paper that was clipped right here and a pen that sits in the console. now i'm locking. i'm setting the alarm and everything else. >> not bad handwriting for a thief. near neary left his keys in the ignition as well. luckily the thief didn't take off with his car. in 1896 utah became a state.
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john philips sousa composed "stars and stripes forever" and the first modern olympic games were held in greece. it was also the year henry allingham was born. he died today. how the world is remembering the world war i veteran.
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